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P&O Ventura Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to Europe - British Isles & Western from Southampton

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Very disappointing

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Phil26658
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have sailed on ventura numerous times but have noticed a big drop in standards the lack of choice in the food both in the main and buffet areas. The food that was on offer was of a good standard portion sizes seem to be getting smaller. Also the ship is looking very tired tatty in places. The main problem with this cruise was the change of port from Amsterdam to Cherbourg and le havre which ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Golden Wedding Cruise Provides Curate's Egg of Memories

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NNNeil
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Our August/September Golden Anniversary Cruise was on P & O’s Ventura, a ship on which we have travelled before, in fact it was on our first cruise just 2 years ago. We chose the itinerary primarily because the date of our anniversary was mid-cruise and the week-long itinerary included the island where we had our honeymoon back in September 1969, Guernsey, where we could relive all the fond ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower


Amsterdam and Bruges

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Gary1962
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

I'll get my moan out of the way first ! We booked the cruise last January, specifically for the overnight stop in the centre of Amsterdam, to allow us to easily come and go from the ship, and venture back into the city for the "night life". A month after our booking, we were told that for "operational reasons" we would now be stopping at Ijmuiden overnight Instead, and being coached in an hour ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Family Suite with Balcony and Bath/Shower


Fallen standards

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Cruzallday
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have sailed on a dozen occasions with P&O including three previous cruises on Ventura. We previously enjoyed our cruises on Ventura several years ago and wanted to cruise on the ship again. We have been regular cruisers several times each year for 15 years and aware of the standards of service to be expected and normally provided. We noticed a significant fall in standards in the ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Junior Mini Suite with Balcony and Bath/Shower


Great itinerary and lovely ship

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silversurf1
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Lovely itinerary to Faroes, Iceland, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Embarkation was easy with pre arranged assistance. Food was much better than our previous cruise on Ventura, we ate most of the time in the MDR for breakfast, lunch and dinner as we find the buffet difficult with a wheelchair although staff are always willing to help. A couple of times my partner got us a bacon roll from the ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Traveled with disabled person


Brilliant!

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sailorsandra
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

I'd never fancied a cruise - this was a friend's choice for a "girly weekend away" for us 2 older ladies. I expected to hate every minute - but actually really enjoyed it. Our cabin was spotless and the beds were really comfortable. The whole experience was so good that we have booked another cruise for the Autumn. I simply don't understand the poor reviews given by some people ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Cabin Type: Outside Twin with Balcony and Shower


The good and not so good.

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Winchester73
2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

We had a good cruise to Jersey with Aurora in June 2018, so booked again for Brugges with Ventura in November. The orginsation is good, luggage taken even before the entry hall and it arrives at your cabin door before you do. We had a balcony cabin which was really great. As we were on a two night cruise we didn't see much of the sea, none-the-less good to have. The ship was great in terms ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Cabin Type: Suite with Balcony and Bath/Shower


Good value & quality but.......

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ecogranny
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The embarkation process was very efficient and worked well. Our cabin was clean & comfortable, the food excellent, entertainment poor, communication by newsletter or PA not very helpful. There was no information about the Saturday activities, only for the Sunday. We had wanted to to visit Brugge again but no such luck. At the last minute at 7am Sunday morning it was announced that ' too ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Inside Twin with Shower


Huge disappointment and waste of money.

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Jacee23
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Booked this cruise as a way of seeing Bruges, fat chance! This was a weekend two night cruise with one port of call Zeebrugge from which we could visit Bruges. On the morning we were due to dock in Zeebrugge announcement was made saying it was too windy to dock and we would spend the day at sea! The sea was not rough and there was no movement on the ship. The announcement was very low key in fact ...
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Sail Date: October 2018


Busy half term cruise

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wise11
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

The embarkation process was smooth, arrived and checked in within 30 mins. Our cabin was indoor, c366 and was as expected. Not a huge amount of hanging space/storage but for a short cruise was adequate. It was a port intensive cruise. We visited Gijon, it was meant to be la coruna but due to poor conditions the port was changed. A nice coastal resort worth walking to park and headland ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Inside Twin with Shower

Traveled with disabled person


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